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Brandon Jacobs – FantasySP Blog

Is Ahmad Bradshaw A RB2?

With New York Giant running back Ahmad Bradshaw re-signing it’s time to assess his fantasy value.

Analysis: In mock drafts Bradshaw is coming off the board as the sixteenth running back but it is unlikely he will repeat his 2010 performance. His 2010 season actually was not without flaw. Bradshaw did fumble the ball seven times in 2010 and that is not what you look for in a fantasy running back. But more importantly we must consider that Brandon Jacobs will get more than the 147 carries he received in 2010. If Jacobs wants a new contact/restructured deal from the Giants we’ll see the best of Jacobs in 2011 and that means less of Bradshaw. I’m not saying Bradshaw won’t near 200 carries this year but the 276 carries he amassed last year is out of the question. Last year was Bradshaw’s celing in terms of touches and production and to bank on it again at an ADP of 33 is reckless. Ryan Mathews and LeGarrette Blount are being taken around Bradshaw’s ADP and each offer more upside and little threat in terms of touches. If you factor in the nagging injuries Bradshaw always has- you have an unreliable RB2, but a RB2 nonetheless.